Recently, the Dodgers have revealed that there will in fact be a $100 million off-season upgrade just in time for their exhibition game against the Angeles on March 28. The Dodgers’ new senior VP of planning and development, Janet Marie Smith will be overseeing the improvements, which have been expected since the start of last season, when a new ownership group took over the Dodgers. Despite the upgrade, the stadium will still have its vintage feel: “You will feel like you’re in Dodger Stadium. We’ll create a more comfortable feel while retaining the classic look,” Dodger president Stan Kasten said.
According to the team’s website, the updates include: New WiFi and cell antenna system, original hexagonal shape scoreboards, new food stands, new children’s playgrounds with life-sized bobbleheads, additional locations for wheelchairs, wider concourses will be created, new bullpen overlooks, a better, echo-minimizing sound system, over left and right field the biggest HD video screens in sports will be installed into the scoreboards, bathrooms will receive 32 more percent more fixtures and 62 percent more for the ladies; nearly six feet of additional foul territory and new batting cages for both teams and new home team clubhouse.